The ARL’s Crisis Care program provides temporary care for the pets of families or individuals experiencing a crisis due to domestic violence, hospitalization, medical treatment, military leave, natural disaster, or housing issues.
The program serves as a safety net when there are no other options for the pets to be cared for, thus ensuring the safety of the family and their pet. With the help of fosters, we do our best to provide the pet(s) with short-term care, veterinary care and exams, & food. We also provide vaccinations, microchips, and other pet-care resources to enhance well-being and stability once everyone is reunited.
The Crisis Care program works in collaboration with both the family/individual and community service providers to create a safe and appropriate care plan for reunification. By providing these temporary resources, the Crisis Care program prevents pet owners from being permanently separated from their pets and reduces further heartache during an already stressful time.
** This program is currently only available for residents of the Des Moines area. **
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